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Nuclear As A Sustainable Stop-Gap?

In the space of two days I’ve been faced with the idea that nuclear energy should be a priority — either long-term, or as a stop-gap.

The first instance came after Church on Sunday night, when a friend of mine made the mistake of engaging me in conversation about my work — and forging ahead even when he realized what he was getting in to. I was gentle on him at first, letting him guide the conversation rather than battering him with almost a decade’s worth of covering clean technology and environmental politics. His basic idea was that nuclear made the most sense in a world where fossil fuels were bad for the planet and renewables weren’t sustainable.